Newcastle United | Taming the toffees
UK time is: 16:43:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Newcastle vs. Everton

SJP

07/10/07

15:00

Taming the toffees

Sorry for the down time folks - other work has been calling severely of late. However with the ed now back, not refreshed and slightly bedraggled I`ll try to bring you up to speed. Sunday sees us play an unusual role as the team moved due to another`s European commitments. Having spent many Sundays on the road or with shifted kick offs, it`s Everton`s turn to do the dirty on us and force us to kick off on the supposed day of rest. It makes a change from Richard Keys` mob I suppose…

We obviously go into the match off a bit of a humping by Citeh and Arsenal as reality well and truly bites under the new regime. I doubt this is particularly helped by the likes of Joey B fanning the flames and claiming we can be a top four club. Easy tiger. However the plus points ahead of the game are that the injury millstones that have been hampering us seem to be clearing up.

Vital Quotes:

To follow...

Newcastle Team News:

So far the hitlist sees Cacapa, King of Napa, over his groin injury whilst Barton seems to be closing in on a return following his metatarsal injury. EMO and Duffer have been spotted galloping like a pair of Sheik Maktoum`s horses in the North West so they can`t be far off fitness whilst 'Robohip` is claiming he can play through the pain. Exit door contenders Carr and Babayaro remain a mixed bag, with the Irishman back in training and the Nigerian having developed full blown ForYourEyeOnly-itus for the foreseeable future. Thanks be to Souness…

Player to watch: Mark 'The Duke' Viduka

For us I`ll have to earmark the Duke as the keyman following his brace against West Ham. Looked good, dictated our play and will hope to forge more good links with the Zog at the weekend.

Everton Team News:

As for the Blue Mackems? They`ve just had an interesting visit to the Ukraine, stealing (very appropriate wording for Scousers) through 3-2 in the second leg. Hit man defender Jolean Lescott rattled home his 5th goal of the season, with McFadden and Anichebe also notching to see them through. Perennial diver and penalty misser Andy Johnson remains a doubt with a groin injury but otherwise they are dependent on the physio getting rid of any knocks and bumps after last night`s game.

Player to watch: Jolean Lescott

The man to watch for the Blues has obviously got to be Lescott. Solid at the back, with a recent England call up under his belt, he`s been in startling form already in front of goal, notching five times and proving far more reliable than Yakubu.

Match Facts & Stats

To follow...

Ref Watch:

Whistler is Martin Atkinson, fresh from giving Drogba his marching orders in the Gazprom v Harrods derby last weekend.

Match Prediction:

Prediction? 2-1 to us after a dirty game with at least a sending off.

Up next?

Spurs (22nd October) at home at a loony time of 8pm Monday.


The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 5 2007

Time: 11:32AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Easy 3-1 win.
Roy4Triggs
Report Abuse
05/10/2007 13:22:00

draw - Everton are playing well!
Putney
Report Abuse
06/10/2007 20:21:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Stats: Newcastle v Bristol City (Saturday February 25 2017)

Newcastle v Bristol City - Team Sheets (Saturday February 25 2017)

Rafa And Hughton Neck And Neck (Friday February 24 2017)

Gayle's Psychological Boost (Friday February 24 2017)

Yedlin Welcomes Anita Return (Friday February 24 2017)

The Future Has To Be Rafa. (Friday February 24 2017)

Mitrovic Looking To Repay Newcastle (Thursday February 23 2017)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Toon_NoMatterWot 148
2. CuckFan 113
3. PieMag 100
4. Mcnamee67 48
5. keggy_keagal 41
6. billybobcat 27
7. Finn_the_Dog 24
8. officemonkey 19
9. daftladguy 18
10. McCreery 17

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Newcastle 18 13 1 4 +22 40
2. Brighton 18 11 5 2 +17 38
3. Reading 18 10 4 4 +6 34
4. Birmingham 18 8 7 3 +5 31
5. Huddersfield 17 9 2 6 -2 29
6. Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 +0 28
7. Norwich 18 8 3 7 -1 27

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

» Norwich : 26/02/2017 16:10:01
QPR Downed At Deepdale
» Q.P.R. : 26/02/2017 15:15:00
Draw Specialists Ipswich Content With A Point
» Ipswich : 26/02/2017 14:55:00
LUFC Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday Highlights
» Leeds Utd : 26/02/2017 14:33:01
Chester Goal Downs Rams
» Derby County : 26/02/2017 13:40:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Darlow 1%
Yedlin 0%
Lascelles 0%
Clark 0%
Dummett 0%
Shelvey 33%
Colback 0%
Ritchie 0%
Perez 0%
Atsu 66%
Mitrovic 0%
Sub - Diame 0%
Sub - Gouffran 0%